Composer Julia Plaut introduces her new score for 24 Steinway pianos
Julia Plaut’s 24 Pianos was commissioned to celebrate the arrival of a new fleet of Steinway instruments at Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music...
Five spooky scenes for Halloween
1: Weber’s Der Freischütz
Max gets more than he bargained for when he makes a pact with the Devil’s agent in the spooky Wolf’s Glen...
Recording Edward Gregson’s complete piano music
A new disc of Edward Gregson’s complete music for solo piano has been released by Naxos. Murray McLachlan shares his experiences of performing and...
Test your wits in the Opera Now Quiz – No 2
The Opera Now
Do you know your Puccini from your Ponchielli?Read More
THE OPERA NOW QUIZ – No 1
Do you know...
Five operatic originals to watch online online
Lockdown is gradually being lifted, but with live performances still on hold, opera companies are finding ever more inventive ways of keeping us...
Live opera returns to Italy this summer
In the shadow of Ravenna’s Rocca Brancaleone on 21 June, Riccardo launched this year’s edition of the Ravenna Festival to a masked audience of...
Jonas Kaufmann: why Otello is ‘a hell of a part’
‘There are not many operas where I have difficulty coming back to the real world. Verdi’s Otello is one of them.Read More
Drop the kids off at the Met Opera’s online summer camp
The Metropolitan Opera is launching the Met Opera Global Summer Camp, a new educational initiative to engage and support students worldwide.Read More
Test your wits in the Opera Now quiz
Do you know your Puccini from your Ponchielli? In our new May/June issue, Opera Now’s editorial team have put together a fiendish and intriguing...
The unexpected beauties of Beethoven
‘If I could...
Was Anonymous really a woman?
Professor Laurie Stras tells the story of a musical rediscovery
In A Room Of One’s Own,Read More
Renée Fleming: a survey of her recorded legacy
Francis Muzzu gives a personal overview of the 25-year recording career of opera’s leading soprano
Mention Renée Fleming to a group of opera lovers and...
Premieres: February’s new music
Michael Hersch’s the script of storms sets the poetry of Iraqi poet Fawzi Karim to music for soprano and orchestra.Read More
Classical Music columnist Jack Pepper remembers musicians who composed in the concentration camps of World War Two
2019 led to many musical discoveries for me.
A family affair
James Picton-Turbervill is the the fifth member of his family to join the Bach Choir. He explains what this connection means to him ahead...
Work in progress – Frobenius & Sons
The new home of Danish organ builder Frobenius & Sons keeps the north winds out and some intriguing projects in,Read More
Remembering Harry Kupfer: a towering figure in opera directing
Harry Kupfer, one of the most prominent figures in European opera directing in the postwar era, died on 30 December 2019 aged 84
Remembering the good doctor Miller
By Tom Sutcliffe
I got to know Jonathan Miller partly because I was wasn’t all that nice about some of his work as an opera...
Rafael Todes introduces a new range of immersive listening experiences from innovative audio engineering firm L-Acoustics
‘Ocean’ is a new sound space comprising 18 loudspeakers...